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Lakes and Waterfalls to Visit This Summer

Plan your trip to the Pacific Northwest to see thousands of marvelous lakes and waterfalls with Bothell centrally located.

Whether you’re looking for a swimming hole, waterfall, or a crystal-clear lake, Washington has it all. Remember to grab your camera and swimming trunks, then head to the water.

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Snoqualmie Falls

Take a short hike to one of Washington’s most stunning waterfalls. It’s an easy and majestic 1.3-mile hike to the top, perfect for all skill levels. When planning your trip, remember this fall is a must-see and there's no cost so come early to beat the crowd.

Lake Washington

You won't want to miss visiting Lake Washington - it is the second-largest natural lake in Washington. It stretches about 22 miles from Kenmore, only a few minutes from Bothell to Renton. The lake offers plenty of outdoor activities from boating, fishing, windsurfing, to walking along the beach. Spend a day here and you’ll forget you’re near the city.

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Lake Serene - Bridal Veil Falls

Spend the day at Gold Bar to witness the beauty of Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls — and make sure to pack a big lunch! You’ll work up an appetite on this trek. Hike 2.5 miles to see the waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls. Then if you’re feeling adventurous, make the 7-mile round trip hike over to the spectacular emerald lake, Lake Serene, where you can enjoy lunch on “lunch rock” as you take in this scenic gem.

Lake Sammamish

Find peace and relaxation at Lake Sammamish, near Bellevue and Issaquah. Enjoy leisure activities like fishing, kayaking, and swimming or the popular boating, windsurfing, and water skiing. Public access is found at Lake Sammamish State Park, only 20 minutes from Bothell.

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Lake 22

Escape to the center of an oasis of alpine wetland, Lake 22. Hike 5.4 miles (round trip) and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning body of water and excellent views of Mount Pilchuck. The journey itself is magical carrying you through the greenery, past small streams, and surrounding you with spectacular wildlife. 

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